The 2022 Keystone STARS Standards take effect on July 1, 2022. See the Keystone STARS Manual and 2022 Keystone STARS Performance Standards for more information. Other resource documents such as:

can be found here. A recorded webinar is also available that provides information on the updates and edits made to the 2022 Keystone STARS Performance Standards. 7/2022

AAP Periodicity Schedule Recommends Depression Screening at Well-Child Visits

The American Academy of Pediatrics released its 2022 Bright Futures/AAP recommendations for preventive pediatric health care. It is also known as the Periodicity Schedule - the schedule of screenings and assessments recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence. The schedule now includes recommendations to screen for depression and suicide risk, aligning with other existing guidance from AAP. The schedule also contains other updates related to Hepatitis B, sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death, and behavioral and social-emotional problems risk assessments. Updated footnotes for fluoride varnish and supplementation are also included.


Reduce the risk of influenza (flu) in your early care and education program this year.  See the flu article and resources.